Iconic phreaker John “Captain Crunch” Draper needs an emergency laminectomy to repair damage that has left his hands and arms in painful, near-paralysis. Without surgical intervention, the nerves will deteriorate and the paralysis may become permanent.

Unfortunately, the expense of the surgery is beyond John’s immediate means. He needs help covering the costs of the procedure and has appealed to the community for help. A site has been created to accept donations on John’s behalf so that he can receive treatment.

I encourage you to check out Christopher Mims’s blog entry about Captain Crunch and the overall situation, and if you can, donate something to help John out. Thank you.